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RK International strengthens sales team

Posted on 06 Feb 2020 and read 961 times
RK International strengthens sales teamErith-based RK International Machine Tools Ltd (www.rk-int.com) has appointed Craig Digweed to the role of ‘Product Manager — Grinding Machines’, a move that reflects the company’s increased portfolio of grinding-machine technology and overall growth in that sector of the market.

A time-served engineer who spent his early years in industry within sub-contract machining, Mr Digweed worked as a team leader, mainly on aerospace products.

He then moved to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, before venturing into cutting-tool sales — first as an applications engineer, then as an area sales manager.

He said: “The opportunity to join RK International Machine Tools is one that I’m relishing, especially with the clear focus on grinding machines and systems.

“The challenge of moving from cutting tools to machine tools — and from a small geographic area to covering the UK and Ireland — is something that I’m relishing.”

Grinding technology has become a core element of RK International Machine Tools’ portfolio, and Mr Digweed will work alongside Dick Aldrich (a director of RK International Machine Tools) to draw on his experience with product ranges such as Perfect, Robbi, Delta and Europa Jainnher, which cover virtually every aspect of abrasive machining.

Mr Aldrich said: “Craig joins us at an exciting time, as we are seeing significant growth in our grinding-machine sales.

“This has become an important aspect of our business and one that continues to strengthen and reinforce our reputation as a leading supplier and point of expertise for all elements of grinding technology.”